Office of the Provost

Semester Conversion Information

In 2007, Shawnee State University changed from a quarter system to a semester system. Semesters provide several advantages to students, faculty and staff. The semester system:

  • Provides more time for learning course material;
  • Provides an opportunity for faculty to update curricula;
  • Provides more time for summer internships;
  • Brings SSU courses in line with most textbooks which are written on the semester calendar;
  • Gives students a better chance at summer jobs because the school year ends earlier;
  • Allows graduating seniors to enter the job market earlier;
  • Reduces registration and financial aid activity from three times to two times per academic year;
  • Brings SSU’s calendar into line with the academic calendars of over 75 percent of the colleges and universities in this country;
  • Brings SSU’s calendar into line with most of the state supported universities in Ohio;
  • Allows better scheduling of off-campus learning experiences such as student teaching and clinicals;

To learn more about the semester conversion, see the Transition Guide and the Course Equivalency Document.


Contact Information

The Office of the Provost
Administration, Room 015

Shawnee State University
940 Second Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Phone: (740) 351-3472
Fax: (740) 351-3501

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